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Why Humans Need Surprise

A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.

Why I Find the Death Penalty Problematic

“Seeking the death penalty and securing the death penalty should not obligate us to implement the death penalty.”

Why I Pray

One of my most precious experiences was finding a list in my dad’s handwriting as I sat in his recliner in my parents’ home. When I asked my mom about it, she told me it was his pr…

Why I Returned to Church

Reflections on Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy and my return to being Catholic

Why I Will Not Occupy Any Street

I was once in a workshop with celeb-yogi extraordinaire Sadie Nardini, and she asked us a question that really stuck with me. I’m going to paraphrase here:“If you could tell the wo…

Why I'm Not A [Blank]

A couple of weeks ago during a Q&A session after a talk I gave I was asked, “Why aren’t you a Christian?” I was intrigued by the question and its corollaries: Why I’m not a Muslim,…

Why I’m a Student of Thich Nhat Hanh

I know of no spiritual teacher or person who more fully embodies peace and compassionate understanding than Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as he is lovingly known by his students.

Why Immortality Is the Great White Hope

If we crack the “Aging Code,” we’re all in the shark tank.

Why Is It So Difficult to Be Happy?

The mystic Osho talks about “happiness” and “misery,” and turns the conventional wisdom about these seemingly polar opposites on its head.

Why Is Your Partner Always Lying to You?

Here are the five things your partner is trying to get you to believe about yourself, them, and your relationship when they lie to you.

Why It Can Be So Difficult to Come to Know Oneself

As a society, we turn a blind eye to obvious trauma, making one’s story more difficult.

Why It Matters Who Tells Your Story

“And thus we observe/ Seed to root to plant to flower to seed/ Earth to bloom to earth/ A soul returns.”

Why It’s Better to Eat a Cow than a Hen or a Sow

The “dismal science” of economics looks at reducing cruelty.

Why It’s Okay to Say No

The problem with being a people-pleaser is that you are putting everyone else’s needs before your own.

Why Kale and Carrots Should Be Properly Dressed

The right fats increase your carotenoid absorption by 800 percent

Why Learn to Ski at 50 and Beyond

Like childhood play, your whole being checks in for skiing.

Why Making Small Steps Matter

There’s wonderful story shared in one of writer Dan Millman’s Peaceful Warrior series books about a man on a somewhat mystical journey. He finds himself walking down a beautiful be…

Why Morning People Shouldn’t Work at Night

Some brains perform less accurately in the wee hours, a new study shows.

Why Nostalgia is Good for Us

Nostalgia has been found to be a valuable coping tool for dealing with loneliness, boredom, and anxiety.

Why Ojai

A Tourist Town Where Mindfulness Is the Main Attraction